*Also included with this purchase is the ALL NEW 2019 48V report.*

Automotive electrical systems taxed by technologies for meeting tightening global fuel-economy and carbon-dioxide emissions regulations soon will be clamoring for more power, and the answer appears to be shifting from traditional 12V technology to 48V systems capable of handling the higher loads.

Wards Intelligence explores the implications of a shift to 48V in a special report written for automakers and suppliers to be affected by the changeover.

Order the full report to get a better understanding of the system technologies, the value equation in terms of cost and benefit, current activities by OEMs and suppliers, obstacles and opportunities, and forecasts



  • Why 48V?  And Why Now?
  • Regulations Drive Change
  • Cost-Benefit And Added Value


Current OEM Strategies

  • VW/Audi
  • BMW
  • FCA
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Hyundai/Kia
  • Jaguar/Land Rover
  • Mercedes
  • Volvo

Current Supplier Strategies

  • Bosch
  • Continental
  • Controlled Power Technologies and Ricardo
  • Delphi
  • FEV

Current Supplier Strategies (cont.)

  • Hella
  • Johnson Controls Power Systems
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Schaeffler Group
  • Sumitomo Electric
  • Valeo

Market Outlook

Wards Intelligence Survey Results

Wards Intelligence Market Forecast

Industry and Government Perspectives

  • SAE World Congress – Thoughts and opinions from 6 key industry executives
  • Interview with David Howell – Manager, Energy Storage Research and Development, U.S. Department of Energy


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The 48 Volt report is only one of the many areas of insight and intelligence offered by Wards Intelligence on the coming changes.  We also offer forecasts of vehicle and powertrain production, competitive green powertrain strategy analysis, fuel economy indexes and much more.

For more information on these opportunities and package options, please use the button to contact us or CLICK HERE to tell us about your unique information needs.

Also Available in Electrification Suite

Purchase the Wards Intelligence Electrification Suite and receive five Wards Intelligence electrification reports for one low price. Purchase includes five reports available now for immediate download, and one future report that you will receive the moment it is available:

Get the current 48V Report and the ALL NEW 2019 48V Report with suite purchase.

China, the world’s biggest new-car market, also is the largest, fastest-growing market for electrified vehicles. Find out who is leading in the race to capture market share.

Infrastructure requirements in key global markets, impact on the grid, advances in charging technology and related future business strategies.

Infrastructure for battery-electric-vehicle charging, and the technology and implications involved.

A look at what’s next in all-wheel drive technology, including the impact of electrification on the sector, market strategies of OEMs and suppliers and the potential for global demand growth.

To order or learn more about the Wards Intelligence Electrification Suite, contact:

Dan Bielak at 248-799-2622 or email wardsintelligence@informa.com to learn more.